Thursday, May 20, 2010

Posada to the DL

Jorge Posada will be placed on the 15-day Disabled List sometime today.

Yesterday Posada went for a MRI for his ailing right foot that has kept him out of the lineup since Sunday. Joe Girardi announced Posada had a hairline fracture of the foot and would be out 3-4 weeks.

Posada on the other hand believes he will be back sooner.  “It’s not going to take that long,” Posada said. “They can say whatever they want to say. I’ll be here before that.”

Prior to the 2008 season, Posada had never spent anytime on the DL.  This is the third time however, after requiring shoulder surgery in 2008 and missing more time last year due to that shoulder.

The Yankees are expected to call up Chad Moeller to serve as Francisco Cervelli's backup.

The list of injuries is growing for the Yankees.  Currently Posada, Nick Swisher (not on DL), Curtis Granderson, Alfredo Aceves and Marcus Thames are out of commission for the Yanks. Not surprisingly this has contributed to many of the losses the team has had.

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